Her technique is pretty amazing. In her watercolors and oil paintings, she depicts individual strands of hair, thousands of them, against skin. I have no idea how she does that. Her small scale images seem so intrusive and yet unbearably tender at the same time. The exhibit also includes a few still lifes.
Altfest's paintings will be on view until June 24, 2012. More images here:
Head and Plant (2010)
Oil on canvas, 11 x 10 inches
Oil on canvas, 8 3/8 x 7 inches
Oil on canvas, 19 x 38 inches